Jordan Matthew Gardner

Born: Sat., Aug. 6, 1988
Died: Sun., Apr. 3, 2016

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Jordan Matthew Gardner, 27, of Columbia, SC, peacefully left this earth on Sunday, April 3, 2016. His life was celebrated with his family, friends, and University of South Carolina Athletics family on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Father Marcin Zahuta officiated the funeral mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in ColumbiaArrangements were handled by Moseley Funeral and Cremation Service.

Jordan was born on August 6, 1988, in Sumter, SC, to his parents Mark and Tammy Gardner. He graduated from Thomas Sumter Academy, and he received his Bachelor of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management and Master of Sport and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina. His passion was Gamecock Athletics, where he was employed. He attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church. 

Jordan is survived by his mother, Tammy Hemming Gardner of Sumter, SC; his brother, Joshua Tod Gardner and Bestie” Lauren Ashley Tatum of Columbia, SC; his brother,Jared Christopher Gardner of Raleigh, NC; his sister, “Sweet Pea” Jessica Kristen Gardner of Charleston, SC; and his grandfather, John Charles HemmingSr. of Sumter, SC. He is preceded in death by his father, Mark Tod Gardner; and his grandmother, Karen Vidor Hemming. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Father Marcin and Donna Schaffer of St. Thomas More; Patrick McFarland, Executive Director of the Gamecock Cluband Brian Hand, Executive Editor of Spurs and FeathersIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1610 Greene St. Columbia, SC 29201, and The Gamecock Club, 1304 Heyward St. Columbia, SC 29208


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Sherry Pace
   Posted Wed April 06, 2016
Jordon was so special to my entire family. We will miss him. My heart aches for his sweet mom,brother and sister. You are In our prayers. Praying that God will wrap his loving arms around all of you. Sherry, Mike, Lindsey, and Jennings (or Tiny as Jordon so affectionlly called him) Pace.

Joan Tatum
   Posted Thu April 07, 2016
Jordan I wish you could know how much we love you and that there are no words to express our loss. We will keep you forever with us along with the spirit of Christmas when honoring and rememberingch your giving spirit and love for family and friends. We will make sure Josie knows Uncle Jordan. We love and miss you more than words could ever express. We are forever blessed to consider you a part of our family. We hope our prayers and thoughts are a comfort and strength for Tammy, Josh, Jared and Jessica (our family and yours). Mama Joan, Alan, Lauren, Ashton, Paul and Josie

Uncle Bud and Aunt Marg
   Posted Thu April 07, 2016
Dear Jordy,
We love you and are so sorry to hear you are no longer with us. Our love and sympathy also go out to your family and friends.

Wendy and Scott Ziemke
   Posted Thu April 07, 2016
Tammy, Josh, Jared and Jessica,

I will be praying for each of you. Much love and hugs coming your way. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Travis Hicks
   Posted Thu April 07, 2016

I sure will miss you buddy and our days at The Hill! May you rest in peace! I know you'll be watching our Gamecocks from heaven! Thoughts and prayers to Gardner family! You were an amazing guy and always able to bring a smile to our faces!

Leslie Justice
   Posted Thu April 07, 2016
Tammy, Josh, Jared and Jessica, please know that my family are so sorry to hear of your loss, Jordan was such a gentleman and kind person, he will be missed,
we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
Dr. David and Leslie Justice(Buddy's Mom).

Wendy Ruddy
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gardner Family. So very sorry to hear about your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

Jamie Bouknight
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
Tammy, Josh, Jared, and heart broke when i heard the news of Jordan's passing. Knowing how close you all were to one another. No words can express the amount of sympathy and sorrow i'm feeling for each of you. May The Lord keep all of you held tight in His arms through this very difficult time. May He bring Peace and Comfort to each of you in the days ahead. Your family was loved by so many, there is no doubt The Heavens will be filled with prayers on your behalf. God Bless each of you!!

Nancy Ray
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
Tammy, Josh,Jared & Jessica,
My heart aches for all of you. What a fine young man you had in Jordan. Alex always felt like part of your family as you grew up at TSA and the Dalzell/Sumter community. So many memories of those days. God's Blessings on you at this most difficult time. Never forgotten ~ Rest in Paradise Jordan.

   Posted Sun April 10, 2016
So sorry for the Gardner family, especially Grandparents Sam and Jan Gardener, Aunts Tina and Terri . Also predeceased Uncle Mike Gardner. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Jeff Sigley
   Posted Sun April 10, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember the Gardner troop coming into the store when I worked there many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

   Posted Sun April 10, 2016
I have known the Gardner family for years ... My second family! My heart aches for you all. Because of you all, I had a second mom and Dad,Sam and Jan, 2 brothers , Mike and Mark who I miss tremendously, 2 sisters, Tina and Terri... You guys always welcomed me in and I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain and be there for you , like you always have been for me! Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you all!

Uncle Bud Fred Redeker
   Posted Sun April 10, 2016
Dear Jordy,
We are all going to miss you tremendously. Each of us has special memories of your being very important in our lives. One of my special memories of you is of you and Jared coming to Virginia with your father, Mark, to help us move. Your readiness to help me and Marg showed the goodness of our Jordy.
Hopefully, I will not continue to miss seeing the rest of your family. That is a decision only they can make.
Love, Uncle Bud

Ricki Thurman
   Posted Sun April 10, 2016
My heart was broken when I learned of Jordan's passing. Such a fine, kind and generous young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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